Monday, October 20, 2014

Mac Daemons that hunt us

Sometimes you get annoyed by garbage other companies are trying to stuff on your computer. Motorola is one of these companies. When I connect my test DROID device the annoying popups are opened. 

This is not a conclusive solution, but a start of the longer article on the unwanted Mac Daemons that suck up your patience and CPU power.

Removing Launch services


$ launchctl list | grep moto
- 0 com.motorola.motohelperUpdater
32594 - com.motorola.motohelper
- 0 com.motorola.MDMUpdaterPlist
$ launchctl remove com.motorola.motohelper

$ launchctl remove com.motorola.motohelperUpdater


Removing unwanted Application



cd /Library/Application\ Support/
$ ls | grep Moto
MotoCast

Motorola Mobility
uki@ Application Support $ sudo rm -r MotoCast
Password:

uki@ Application Support $ sudo rm -r Motorola\ Mobility/



List of legitimate Services:


  • PTPCamera - part of the Image Capture software that MacOS uses